COVID-19 – new rules for entry into Italy

May 18, 2021

[updated May 18, 2021]

 

Travellers from list C countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark – including the Faroe Islands and Greenland – Estonia, Finland, France – including Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion, Mayotte and excluding other overseas territories outside the European mainland –  Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands – excluding other overseas territories outside the European mainland – Poland, Portugal – including the Azores and Madeira – United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain – including the territories in Africa – Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco) are no longer required to quarantine upon arrival in Italy. They must however fill out a self-declaration*, inform the Prevention Department of the local health authority of their arrival and present a Covid-19 green certificate confirming a negative (molecular or antigen) swab test taken within the last 48 hours before entering Italy.

 

Travellers from Canada, Japan, and the United States of America are no longer required to have a specific reason for entering Italy (as well as travellers from other list D countries Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand). Upon arrival, they need to inform the Prevention Department of the local health authority that they have entered Italy, fill in a self-declaration form*, present a negative molecular or antigen swab test taken within the last 72 hours before entering Italy, and quarantine for 10 days. After the period of self-isolation, another molecular or antigenic test must be taken

 

The authorisations for Covid-tested flights have been extended to the following countries: Canada, Japan, United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America.

 

Travellers from list E countries (i.e. all other countries not included in the above lists, with the exception of India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Brazil to which special rules apply ) can enter Italy only for specific reasons, such as, work, study, health, or other absolutely essential reasons, or to return to their home or place of residence. The requirements are to inform the Prevention Department of the local health authority upon arrival, fill in a self-declaration form*, present a negative (molecular or antigen) swab test taken within the last 72 hours before entering Italy, and quarantine for 10 days. After the quarantine, it is mandatory to take a further molecular or antigenic test.

 

*The paper self-declaration form will be soon replaced by a Digital Passenger Locator Form.

 

Special rules apply to travellers from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Brazil

  • entry to Italy from India or Bangladesh or Sri Lanka is allowed only to Italian citizens registered as residents in Italy before 29 April 2021; Italian citizens registered with A.I.R.E. (Register of Italian nationals residing abroad) travellers authorised by the Ministry of Health.
  • Entry to Italy from Brazil is allowed only to residents in Italy before 13 February 2021; to those who are travelling to reach their minor children or spouse in Italy; to anyone travelling for an essential reason with the authorization of the Ministry of health.

 

For the full set of rules and exceptions that apply, please see https://www.esteri.it/mae/resource/doc/2021/05/annex_to_self-declaration_form_justifying_travel_to_italy_14.05_eng_293.pdf or fill out the questionnaire at https://infocovid.viaggiaresicuri.it/index_en.html

Giuditta Petreni has over 10 years of experience in assisting companies and business investors with relocation of managers and staff to Italy. Giuditta has extensive experience advising corporate and private clients on a full range of Italian immigration categories. She is fluent in Italian and English.

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